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Athens & Santorini Itinerary

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Athens & Santorini Itinerary

I am planning a family vacation for the spring break. We have 9 days including travel time from Asia and we are interested in Athens and Santorini. What itinerary would you suggest? Is Santorini a good choice if we want to experience a Greek island?

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1. Re: Athens & Santorini Itinerary

It depends upon what you define as a "Greek island". Santorini is famous for its spectacular views, but it is a small island and one of the most touristy and expensice islands in Greece. You can get an idea here:

Fira

http://tinyurl.com/depuvh

Oia

http://tinyurl.com/cq6dtp

If you mean an authentic and more laid back island there are many choices. Here is a blog from donnyb from Naxos to make you see the difference:

mygreecetravelblog.com/2014/…

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2. Re: Athens & Santorini Itinerary

I am unclear on how many days you actually have. Assuming 7 nights, Athens and one island destination works. Santorini is certainly an amazing place- especially the caldera side. It is among the most beautiful places on earth I think. It might not be exactly an authentic Greek Island experience but it is a memorable and worthwhile one. You could easily fly to Chania Crete from Athens for four nights and explore that area. That experience would fit with your authentic Greek Island criteria.

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